Thursday, 24 April 2008

Good News!!!

I am overwhelmed with the comments and the emails about our little hospital trip, I thank you from the heart and they gave me great support yesterday evening as I read them when I was unable to sleep. Sleep is the first thing to go when I am worried or upset about anything!!! So we all got up early in the morning, my littlest one went for a fun day with a much loved neighbour. I made up some sandwiches for my lunch and bundled a sleepy patient into the car. We then had to face a rough trip to the hospital through traffic and road works, I do not know why I thought it would be an easy run at 7.30am!!! Anyway we got to the hospital and straight away they checked my brave little soldier's temperature, they weighed him and started to go through the consent form, I reminded them that I need to talk to the consultant as I was querying a procedure they only mentioned at the pre operation assessment. Good timing as the consultant walked in, as we chatted my little one had his hands prepared for the butterfly needle (cannula) I watched as his nerves started to come to the surface. To cut along story short...the consultant and I made the decision to delay the operation until the start of the new school year to maximise on the outcome/benefits, he agreed that the extra procedure was not a priority and could be looked into next time. With relief my little brave guy was given some toast (after fasting) and had the medical 'stuff' removed and we where sent on our way with an appointment for later in the year...

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Both of us are now out of sorts, relieved, but after the build up we are both rather knocked for six. We tried to make the most of the day together, we visited an exhibition we both wanted to see...but every time I looked at him he looked so tired and generally he 'slumped'...very odd to see in a little guy who usually bounces around, we agreed we should just go home and have a snuggle on the sofa and go to bed early with a favourite story book...

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Well it was an adventure, not a good one, I am glad it all over for now and I really do thank you for all your kind words of support...Yes each and every one of them...THANK YOU!!!


So tomorrow we return to normal...Horrah!!!

14 comments:

the flour loft said...

Hi Suzie,
What a strange day for you. I understand your anxiety as both my girls have had ops. At least you can put it all to the back of your mind for now. Glad your little one is ok. The heart in your previous post is fabulous and i love that you have a momento of the first really sunny day. lovely!
have a relaxing weekend now.
Ginny
x

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

I can't imagine sending one of my children in for an operation. I'm glad that you are able to postpone it until a better time.

Yes, that was a lovely memento of your first sunny day! We need some sun around these parts, too much rain.

Sarah said...

Glad you can get back to normal at least :o)

anne bebbington said...

What an odd thing to happen - especially as you'd both obviously psyched yourselves up - anyway weekend tonight so time for some fun together

Queen of the froggers said...

It must be so nerve racking. Glad it is over for now though. x

OliverandOlivia said...

I can't imagine how I would feel if my 2 year old son had to have an operation.

You are BOTH very brave!

Ragged Roses said...

Wow that must have been a rollercoaster kind of day for you all. I'm glad you have a temporary reprieve and hope you have a wonderful weekend, relaxing and enjoying each other;s company
Kimx

carolyn said...

What a difficult day and to think that you will have to go through all of this again. Oh well maybe things will change again.
Such a beautiful photograph.
Have a lovely weekend now that things are returning to normality.

Lesley said...

I'm so glad you've been able to postpone your little one's op for a while. I can fully understand you both being shattered yesterday and hope you have had a much better day today!

I'm way behind on bloggy stuff this week so had missed your previous post. Your cuddly heart is beautiful :)

Great to see your boys getting stuck into that mud too!
xxx

April said...

Glad to hear everything went well.

Hope your little one is bouncing around again soon

April xx

the homely year said...

Hi, it must have been really difficult for you both. I'm not surprised that you felt ready for a restful and quiet evening after all the trauma.
Margaret and Noreen

prettyshabby said...

It sounds like you had a very draining day..but I'm glad it came out ok in the end,I bet your little one was relieved.
They do recover quickly though, sometimes I think when they are little they just pick-up on our anxiety, One of mine had an op when he was very young and was helping all the nurses afterwards, pushing trolleys round and all sorts..totally the opposite of what we all expected!

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

A very anxious time for the two of you. I am pleased you managed to agree with the consultant about what was the best next step. x

dottycookie said...

Coming in very late on this one but - oh, poor little man. Hope it all goes well when the op does happen ...